UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Giving and Development

How to Donate

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, researchers and clinician-scientists work as a team to rapidly advance the most promising discoveries into novel clinical trials, providing patients with early access to new and innovative treatments, and the most compassionate, sophisticated care.

As long as cancer continues to be a major health care concern in this community and beyond, there will be a need for your support to ensure that UPMC Hillman Cancer Center remains a world-class institution.

There are numerous ways to make gifts to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. All gifts, of any size, are greatly appreciated.*

You may want to direct your donation to one of three funds that are critical for sustaining and growing the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center:

  • Immunotherapy Research Fund: The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has pioneered in developing novel immunotherapies. Our center has made great strides in deploying immunotherapy to develop life-extending protocols in head and neck cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and other malignancies. By fine tuning the immune system, we can leverage the body’s own defenses to fight cancer cells. The Immunotherapy Research Fund provides immediate funding to help patients benefit from an enhanced natural response to illness. This is the ideal time to propel our successes forward and increase the speed of discovery to transform our work into improved health care for all patients—this work can be supported with large or small donations to cover immediate needs, or endowments for providing long-term support.
  • Innovation Impact Fund: We aim to stop cancer in its tracks, and need to use new, innovative strategies. The Innovation Impact Fund will support transformative high-risk/high-reward cancer research across the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, some of which may not yet have traditional sources of support. This fund is maintained by direct contributions and planned gifts, as well as by designating 10% from selected contributions to the overall cancer program to enable investment in priority programs that have the exciting potential to transform cancer research and treatment. This fund will be used for immediate needs or long-term support.
  • Hillman Cancer Center Director’s Fund: As one of the nation’s National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has the mandate to conduct high-quality basic, translational, clinical and population research; educate and train the next generation of cancer researchers and oncology healthcare providers; and provide outreach to residents throughout our 29-county western Pennsylvania area. Our strategic plan has been developed by some of the strongest and most creative minds in the cancer research field. The Hillman Cancer Center Director’s Fund supports the goals of our strategic plan and aims to secure contributions at every level that will jointly have a lasting impact on the cancer field, independent of any specific type of cancer or particular approach to cancer research or treatment. It funds many areas including promising new cancer research, community outreach for prevention of cancer, development of collaborative research networks, new clinical approaches, adoption of new technologies, and impactful training programs.


Securely donate to support cancer research or to support patient care.

By Mail

Print the mail-in form (pdf) and send it with your check to:

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

If designating your gift toward one of the three funds described above, please note the name of the fund on both the form and your check.

By Telephone

Call 412-623-4700 to phone in your donation using a credit card, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

How Your Gift Can Make a Difference

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides the most compassionate, sophisticated care to cancer patients from the tristate region and beyond. With our broad network of community cancer physicians, and the Hillman Cancer Center serving as our flagship site, we offer patients the latest advances in cancer detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services. Our researchers are making important discoveries in the laboratory and are working diligently to advance their scientific findings into new and innovative treatments for patients.

As long as cancer continues to be a major health care concern, there will be a commensurate need for philanthropy to ensure that UPMC Hillman Cancer Center remains a world-class institution with state-of-the-art equipment, innovative medical programs, effective screening and prevention technologies, and compassionate support systems for patients and their families.

For more information or to inquire about other possibilities for giving, please call us at 412-623-4700.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center welcomes the opportunity to discuss the range of ways in which you can donate to various patient care and research efforts.

* UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law, and will be publicly acknowledged unless otherwise requested by the donor.